Hi Lovely Members! We're glad to see that our group becomes larger day by day. There's a soaring number of submissions in our gallery each week, and we try not to keep our art enthusiastic members waiting for our responses for so long. So we have to launch the new submission rules to clarify what is accepted/unaccepted in the main gallery. Please read the new guidelines carefully before you submit your work. Thank you!
You must be a Member to submit to the Gallery.
You have 2 submission slots per month.
Submissions will be open between the 21st and the 30th of every month, except in February will be on the 21st until the 28th.
Your submission will be approved as long as it meets all of the following requirements:
What is accepted into the Traditional-Artists Gallery?
Art submitted to our Gallery must be submitted to traditional art categories, e.g. paintings or drawings. We will also accept artisan crafts and mixed media - anything that's handmade. Important Because of the sheer volume of work submitted to T-A on a weekly basis, the standard of artwork accepted into the gallery is held in a higher scrutiny than most clubs. We shall never, ever discriminate due to the level of skill of the artist - however, we will only take work that is presented only in the best possible way.
All submissions must be finished pieces. If you consider your art completed ones, NEVER entitle your works Sketches, WIPs, Studies, or the like that implies unfinished/incomplete works.
Tutorials must be submitted to Group Favorites -> Members' Tutorials. This will not affect your monthly submission slots.
Work submitted to the wrong folder.
Wrongly oriented or improperly cropped image. See below for more details.
Image categorized under Photography, Literature or Digital Art.
Commercial work – We do not accept work displayed for commercial gain. More specifically: work with a commercial remark in the title and displayed on the image itself is unacceptable. Buying and Selling terms can be added in artist’s comment.
Un-finished works; WIPs, Doodles, Sketches, Poor linework etc.
Pornographic, Racist, Hate or Fetish work. See Mature Content below for more details.
Work that has not been created by your own hand or submission from the third party.
Work presented on lined or squared paper when it is not aesthetic to your artwork.
Poorly photographed or scanned work: tints added by poor camera light; blurred photos; scanner burn; barely visible photos etc.
Cropped, zoomed image without a picture of the whole work displaying as the main part.
A series of art pieces put together in one deviation. See Multi-panel artwork below.
Photographs showcasing something that distracts the viewers from the artwork.
Plain text art.
Please make sure your submission is showing only your artwork, we will NOT accept any submissions where:
Paper edges or binding rings are in view
Drawing materials are in view
Drawing surfaces and surroundings are in view, except Site Specific Art
Reference images are in view
Picture frames are in view, except those made by the artists
Artists who are not the art object themselves are in view
(1) You may only use a digital program to correct brightness and contrast to reinstate the original values if your camera/scanner has changed them.
(2) NO images with digitally clear/transparent backgrounds.
(3) You may add a simple digital mat/frame.
(4) You may add a watermark, artist's logo/name or artwork title.
(5) NO digital enhancements will be accepted, no filters, no colours or digital textures and no digital brushes or text may be included in your traditional art submission.
(6) You may add digital text only in a comic strip or storyboard that is 100% traditional art.
To further clarify on digital textures:
<- NOT ACCEPTABLE
Clear backgrounds and digital transparency:
<- NOT ACCEPTABLE
<- NOT ACCEPTABLE
How to photograph your art [link]
How to scan your art [link]
How to scan large format art [link]
How to clean your lineart [link]
Mature content is allowed as long as it is presented in a tasteful manner and has the appropriate mature filter applied if necessary. The submission administrators will assess on an individual basis.
(1) Must be a polyptych (diptych, triptych, tetraptych, etc.).
(2) All images in each piece must follow all group submission rules.
(3) Before-and-after work and step-by-step art will not be accepted.
(4) Digital work to combine artworks must be limited and will be at the discretion of the admins as to whether it is acceptable or not.
(5) Each case will be assessed on an individual basis.
Anyone found submitting other artists' work as their own will be banned and reported to dA and the original artist will be contacted and informed.
T-A will not tolerate work submitted that has clearly been manipulated and being passed off as traditional artwork. If you submit fake art (defined below) we will ban you from the group and report you to dA as well as making all of our affiliates aware of the situation.
Photoshopped images being passed off as traditional work
Printed images with obvious scribbles on top being passed off as a traditional drawing.
Photoshopped drawings – your own or otherwise
Make it easier for us to get your work in the gallery more quickly, tell us what materials you have used!!
Admin staff looks closely at each and every deviation submitted before accepting to the gallery. If your submission does not follow all our group rule, it will be rejected from the gallery, and you will be notified about why. Denial by group admins is final. If you have any questions, please feel free to note a Sub Admin!
We realize that with such a large Group, there are going to be bugs that pop-up from time to time, so it is essential that you please use the relevant subjects on notes sent to the group. If you cannot join or submit, or have any questions, affiliate-related or other notes, you need to have appropriate subjects on your notes to get quick responses and avoid them getting mislaid!